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DocumentType.java

/*
 * Copyright (c) 1998 World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts Institute of
 * Technology, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
 * Automatique, Keio University).
 * All Rights Reserved. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/
 */

package org.w3c.dom;

/**
 * Each <code>Document</code> has a <code>doctype</code> attribute whose value 
 * is either <code>null</code> or a <code>DocumentType</code> object. The 
 * <code>DocumentType</code> interface in the DOM Level 1 Core provides an 
 * interface to the list of entities that are defined for the document, and 
 * little else because the effect of namespaces and the various XML scheme 
 * efforts on DTD representation are not clearly understood as of this 
 * writing.
 * <p>The DOM Level 1 doesn't support editing <code>DocumentType</code> nodes.
 */
00020 public interface DocumentType extends Node {
  /**
   * The name of DTD; i.e., the name immediately following the 
   * <code>DOCTYPE</code> keyword.
   */
  public String             getName();
  /**
   * A <code>NamedNodeMap</code> containing the general entities, both 
   * external and internal, declared in the DTD. Duplicates are discarded. 
   * For example in:
   * <pre>
   * &lt;!DOCTYPE ex SYSTEM "ex.dtd" [
   *   &lt;!ENTITY foo "foo"&gt;
   *   &lt;!ENTITY bar "bar"&gt;
   *   &lt;!ENTITY % baz "baz"&gt;
   * ]&gt;
   * &lt;ex/&gt;</pre>
   *   the interface provides access to <code>foo</code> and 
   * <code>bar</code> but not <code>baz</code>. Every node in this map also 
   * implements the <code>Entity</code> interface.
   * <br>The DOM Level 1 does not support editing entities, therefore 
   * <code>entities</code> cannot be altered in any way.
   */
  public NamedNodeMap       getEntities();
  /**
   * A <code>NamedNodeMap</code> containing  the notations declared in the 
   * DTD. Duplicates are discarded. Every node in this map also implements 
   * the <code>Notation</code> interface.
   * <br>The DOM Level 1 does not support editing notations, therefore 
   * <code>notations</code> cannot be altered in any way.
   */
  public NamedNodeMap       getNotations();
}


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